The cloud truly is the future of business technology. In less than three years, 78% of U.S. small businesses will have fully adopted cloud computing—and law firms across the country have already joined that number.
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Your firm’s employees are good people. You hired them, you vetted them, and you know them well. But good people sometimes make inadvertent mistakes. Though they rarely have malicious intent, employees are some of the most vulnerable intangible assets when it comes to cyber security.
Most often, employees can’t be blamed for their IT mistakes. Just as you educate employees about the way you run your firm, you must also educate them about cyber security. Despite a reliance on technology in business and in our daily lives, few people have ever truly been taught how to recognize IT security threats—and that can lead to costly mistakes.
In law firms, everyone from partners to administrative assistants should be trained in IT security best practices in order to prevent cyber-attacks, data loss, and other costly networking mistakes.
With the number of documents that flow through your law firm on a daily basis, the majority of your files are likely confidential. Tax information, insurance details, client financial data, medical information, criminal backgrounds, depositions, evidence—all of these records get printed at some point.
Printers are so ubiquitous that most firms don’t realize they are also a security risk. But today’s printers are advanced, and many are fully-fledged networked computers. Protecting your clients’ information falls under Confidentiality of Information, whether it is a digital file or a paper file.
Here are four ways to ensure that your firm’s printing environment is safe by implementing secure printing best practices: